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Half-an-hour's green walk in the 16th arrondissement

Yes, in the middle of the 16th arrondissement, you can have a nice green walk, completely away from traffic. We are again on the abandoned rail tracks of “La Petite Ceinture” (the Little Belt) on which I have talked a number of times, e.g. here, here, here and here. This part is between the former stations “Passy-La Muette” and “Auteuil”. These station buildings – from 1854 – are now both restaurants. The rail traffic stopped in 1985 and the tracks disappeared in 1993. ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Petite Ceinture, Paris 16, PeterParis, Little Belt


Clemenceau's slippers

I made (again) a visit to the Clemenceau Museum. It’s a small museum in the 16tharrondissement, actually the rather modest flat that Clemenceau occupied as from 1896 until his death in 1929. You have the feeling that nothing has changed, that everything is exactly as it was when he lived there. Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929) is one of the most remarkable men in French history. Medical doctor, writer, journalist… but especially politician (Prime Minister during WWI). This is not the place ...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Monet, Georges Clemenceau, Clemenceau, Paris 16, PeterParis


Clemenceau's slippers

I made (again) a visit to the Clemenceau Museum. It’s a small museum in the 16tharrondissement, actually the rather modest flat that Clemenceau occupied as from 1896 until his death in 1929. You have the feeling that nothing has changed, that everything is exactly as it was when he lived there. Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929) is one of the most remarkable men in French history. Medicine doctor, writer, journalist… but especially politician (Prime Minister during WWI). This is not the place...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Monet, Georges Clemenceau, Clemenceau, Paris 16, PeterParis


Below the stairs...

The street, with some imposing stairs, which you find on one of the sides of the “Palais de Tokyo” (see previous post here) is named “Rue de la Manutention”. As “manutention” may be translated into “handling”, this indicates that we are in a previously industrial area. We could since the 17th century here find a soap factory, which later was replaced by some military installations … until the creation of the “Palais de Tokyo” in 1937. Several architects were then involved in the project (but n...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Tokyo, Jeff Koons, Wilson, Petit Palais, Palais de Tokyo, Paris 16, PeterParis, Le Corbusier Mallet Stevens, Pablo Tomek Along


Balconies...

Another little walk in my immediate surroundings. With the amount of (more or less) Haussmannian buildings... ... it’s easy to find different balcony fences, wrought iron in many forms. Here are some, only a few, examples. In some pictures, the autumn colours were reflecting… … so, I thought I had to show also some examples of the autumn colours. [Author: PeterParis]
Tags: Travel, Paris 16, PeterParis


Tower reflections... and more

A bit short of time again to make a « real » post… Late one evening last week I took a 30 minutes’ walk in my neighbourhood and came back with this. Some lights reflecting at the Seine surface.   The reflections are different from one bridge to another. (Maybe I should make a quiz?) The top picture are the reflections of the famous Tower. Here are some other river pictures - the Alexandre III Bridge and a passing river boat. Some colours… first “gold”… ...
Tags: Travel, Seine, Metro, Paris 16, PeterParis, Alexandre III Bridge


United States of...

A closer look of my new environment (well, actually already one year is gone since I moved) made me think about all the references to the United States of America. Names of streets and squares, copy of the Liberty Flame, the American Cathedral, statues… The “Place des Etats-Unis” (where the park part of the square actually is named after Thomas Jefferson) offers a number of statues, including this one by the Statue-of-Liberty creator, Frédéric Bartholdi (1834-1904), which repr...
Tags: Travel, Washington, US, United States, Liberty, Embassy, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, United States of America, George, Abraham Lincoln, Lafayette Park, Expeditionary Force, Newport Rhode Island, Marquis de Lafayette, Horace Wells


Something missing...

I posted a few times already on the statues in the Tuileries Gardens, see e.g. here, hereand here. I found a post on the excellent blog “Paris-bise-art” (also in activity since some ten years) about the marble (?) statues that were placed here during the 18th and 19th centuries and the article talked about in which shape these statues may be today. I guess that we agree that these statues need to be renovated, cleaned… and that some missing parts should be added. ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Louvre Museum, Tuileries Gardens, Peter Olson, Paris 1, La Fontaine, Paris 16, Jardin de Ranelagh, Jardins des Tuileries, Ranelagh Gardens


My new neighbourhood.

Yes, I moved. My metro station is now "Alma-Marceau" – which opened in 1923. We are at the junction of the Avenue Marceau and the bridge, Pont d’Alma … and also of the Avenue George V, Avenue Montaigne... Maybe it’s of some interest to know why these names? Alma refers to the Battle of Alma in 1854 during the Crimean War. Marceau refers to a French general, François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers (1769-96) who was killed in a battle at the age of 27 and who also is immortalized by ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Vatican, Tokyo, Byron, Seine, Wilson, George, Michel de Montaigne, Haussmann, Peter Olson, Paris 8, YSL, International Herald Tribune, Alma Marceau, Marceau


What do these gentlemen have in common?

What do these gentlemen have in common? They are Swedish and they have a street or a square named after them in Paris. After the recent inauguration of Place Strindberg (see previous post), a friend asked me who are the other Swedes who have been honoured? So here I try to answer.  Have I forgotten someone?    Alfred Nobel, 1833-96, may not need any long biography here… dynamite of course, but as an inventor he held 355 different patents. He lived in Paris 1873-91, was fluent in French ...
Tags: Travel, Sweden, Germany, Budapest, Hungary, Paris, Italy, Victoria, Red Army, Nazi, Hitler, Montmartre, Leopold, Raoul Wallenberg, Nordling, Astrid


The end of one season… the preparation of the next.

Maybe this photo is a bit symbolic? The end of one season... with the next season already preparing... Here are two more photos in the same spirit. I made a tour in my (new) neighbourhood... - it had been a bit windy - raking, collecting… millions of laves. Actually, they would all be worthy of a closer look! Here are some samples of what I saw. Some of the typically French square trees started to show that some new trimming...
Tags: Travel, Peter Olson, Paris 7, Paris 16


Saint-Pierre de Chaillot

I just moved to a different area of Paris which also means another parish. Of course, I hardly ever go to church, except for the beauty, the architecture… of the buildings. I thought I owed a visit to my new (catholic) parish church, Saint-Pierre de Chaillot .   This imposing (almost “too much” ?) building from 1938 replaces a much more modest one (which by the way hosted the funerals of Guy de Maupassant and Marcel Proust). The name of the architect is Emile Bois.  You can see ...
Tags: Travel, US, Paris, Vatican, Ny, Peter, Marcel Proust, John XXIII, Peter Olson, Guy de Maupassant, Henri Bouchard, rue de Chaillot, Paris 16, Saint Pierre de Chaillot Church, Pierre de Chaillot, Saint Pierre de Chaillot